President Obama calls Kanye West a ‘jackass’ off-the-record for VMA stunt

September 15, 2009

(ChattahBox) — While President Obama was giving an interview today to CNBC, an ABC reporter Terry Moran, said he overheard the president call Kanye West a “jackass” and immediately Twittered the comment to a million or so folks Tweeting:

“Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.”

Perhaps the president did say what most of the rest of the country who saw West’s outburst was thinking, but as it turns out what got overheard was during a so-called “off-the-record” portion of the interview. Such casual banter is often a part of the technical set-up before an interview officially begins and eases the  process.

ABC quickly issued an apology to both CNBC and the White House and removed the Tweet, and promised to ensure no repetition but way too late.

Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, the rapper jumped on stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech and declared her award should have gone to Beyoncé Knowles. He then shrugged and walked offstage, leaving a booing audience and a speechless and visibly humiliated 17-year-old Swift on stage.  West apologized Sunday night and again tonight during an interview on the premiere of the new “Jay Leno Show” on NBC.


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5 Responses to “President Obama calls Kanye West a ‘jackass’ off-the-record for VMA stunt”

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  3. Old Man Dotes on September 15th, 2009 11:19 am

    Who the Hell is Kanye West?

  4. barry burns on September 16th, 2009 2:36 pm

    I think obama is cool and kanye just needs a reality check but things should clear up soon with a possible chance of bull shit and a slight breeze of more shit in from the west…

  5. Constant Gina on September 16th, 2009 9:53 pm

    it must hurt when the first black president labels you a jackass…lmao

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